Epidemiology and microbiology of subclinical mastitis among HIV-infected women in Malawi.

@article{Nussenblatt2005EpidemiologyAM,
  title={Epidemiology and microbiology of subclinical mastitis among HIV-infected women in Malawi.},
  author={Veronique Nussenblatt and Valentino Lema and Newton I. Kumwenda and Robin Broadhead and Margaret C. Neville and T. E. Taha and Richard D. Semba},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={227-32}
}
The epidemiology and microbiology of subclinical mastitis, a risk factor for perinatal HIV transmission, have not been well characterized. In all, 250 HIV-infected women were followed from two weeks to 12 months postpartum in Blantyre, Malawi, and subclinical mastitis was assessed by breast milk leukocyte counts. The point prevalence of subclinical mastitis at 2, 4, 6, 10, and 14 weeks, and 6, 9, and 12 months was 12.2%, 7.8%, 6.8%, 3.7%, 10.6%, 5.1%, 4.9%, and 1.9%, respectively (P = 0.002… CONTINUE READING